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To see Cambodians rise up and be the voice in their land,
pointing people to Christ.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” – Jesus; The Holy Bible, NKJV; Matt 28:19-20
The instruction for all of us was to go and make disciples of all nations. God placed that desire in us to reach out to the people on Koh Rumdual since 2010. It started as a burden to help them break out of poverty and stand on their own two feet to build a life for themselves. God also reminded us that it is He who has come to give them abundant life (John 10:10)! Yes, there were so many physical needs (from the need of clean water to proper education to a full nourishing meal!), yet what would having all these amount to if their souls were lost? Jesus set the example of meeting the physical needs of those who followed Him, but His heart was always also to meet that spiritual need for salvation because of the long-standing charge of sin, death (Romans 6:23).
Our mission for this trip was twofold,
1. Seize every opportunity to share the truths of God’s word with the villagers.
2. Establish a network where the people could grow together in God’s Word and learn His truths, responding in prayer and worship leading to changed lives consecrated to God.
It’s moments like these where hearts will be molded by Jesus simply because He never forgets the poor, the widows and orphans. And this just brings me to love Jesus even more; loving the things that He loves.
After all the big bags of rice were filled, we found out that we were left with 13kg of rice. I was amazed; this was the first miracle of God multiplying that happened in front of my eyes (we needed the extra rice for our food), it is amazing how God works wonders.
Dear friends, it is so so so so, I repeat, so so so so easy and vital to seek God’s heart, to wait upon Him and to partner with Him. Yet in all of this, remembering that it is God’s love that compels, God’s love that breaks down walls, that changes mindsets and life choices. We, as God’s children have received an abundant supply of grace and His gift of love to love with His strength and might. All we have to do is to stand with our hands open and to say “Here I am Lord, send me.
When I reached the place, and allowed God to show me what His plans were, I was awed. He was already working in the lives of the people there… I was challenged and stretched to the limits to lean on God for direction as a leader. I soon learnt that God was putting me through the pressure period before a diamond is formed. I grew so much in leaning on Him and rising up as a leader in the field.
I opened my heart to allow His love for His people to overwhelm me after many many years of running away. It was tough to have an open heart to love, allow love in and be let down or hurt time and time again. Through this trip, I broke through many barriers to love and receive love from His people once again.